Disability Forced Sterilization Japan Kumamoto Podcast

Disability News Japan Podcast: Kumamoto District Court Rules Defunct Eugenic Protection Law Was Unconstitutional

Kumamoto District Court, presided over by Judge Yuichiro Nakatsuji, found that the law was unconstitutional, and denied the application to the case of the 20-year statute of limitations on compensation claims.

By Barrier Free Japan

January 25 2023

KUMAMOTO – A southwestern Japan court ordered the national government on Monday to pay a total of 22 million yen in damages over the forced sterilization of two people under the now-defunct eugenic protection law.

*A warning, for the first minute or so of this podcast, due to technical difficulties the sound is quite loud, those listening may want to turn down the volume.*

Kumamoto District Court, presided over by Judge Yuichiro Nakatsuji, found that the law was unconstitutional, and denied the application to the case of the 20-year statute of limitations on compensation claims.

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